Secretly Distribution leaves physical Warner/ADA deal to sign with AMPED

Independent music company Secretly Distribution has begun a new US distribution partnership with AMPED. The contract sees Secretly move its Stateside physical account away from Warner’s ADA.

Florida-based AMPED now handles physical distribution for over 50 active labels associated with Secretly, covering thousands of releases.

Artists signed to Secretly Distribution labels include Sharon Van Etten, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Angel Olsen, Tycho, Wild Nothing, Helado Negro, Mac Demarco and the Grammy-nominated Mitski (pictured).

Shelly Westerhausen, Head of North American Physical Sales and Marketing said, “We are thrilled to partner with AMPED for US physical distribution in 2019. We’ve aligned with a partner that shares Secretly’s deep commitment to the physical marketplace as we continue to expand on so many great opportunities for our labels and artists.”

AMPED, part of Alliance Entertainment, already works with the likes of AWAL/Kobalt, Believe, Empire, IDOL, Lindsey Stirling, Mad Decent,  Merge, mTheory, SM Entertainment, Soulfood, TFE, Tuff Gong, We Are Hear and many others.

“AMPED is humbled and honored to be entrusted as a distribution partner [to Secretly] and to become a part of their growing legacy.”

Dean Tabaac, AMPED

“Secretly Distribution is one of the most recognized and important independent operations championing what the indie spirit is all about”, said Dean Tabaac head of AMPED Distribution.

“AMPED is humbled and honored to be entrusted as a distribution partner and to become a part of their growing legacy. AMPED’s ability to connect Secretly’s impressive roster of par excellence artists with fans wherever they shop is the core of who we are and we are elated that Secretly feels the same way.”

Secretly’s now-expired deal with Warner/ADA saw the latter handle distribution to Amazon and big-box store accounts in the United States.

Labels serviced by Indiana-based Secretly Distribution include: 2062, Acephale, Arbutus Records, Asthmatic Kitty, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Bayonet, Captured Tracks, Chapter Music, Cloud Recordings, Constellation, DFA Records, Dead Oceans, Family Vineyard, FatCat Records, Felte, Ghostly International, Ghost Ramp, Jagjaguwar, Joyful Noise Recordings, K Records, Magnetic South, No Quarter, Numero Group, Paradise of Bachelors, Post Present Medium, Quarterstick Records, Quite Scientific Records, RVNG Intl., Sacred Bones Records, Secretly Canadian, Sounds Familyre, Suicide Squeeze Records, Temporary Residence Ltd., Tomlab, Touch and Go Records, Tri Angle, Trouble In Mind, Underwater Peoples, Unseen Worlds, Western Vinyl and Winspear.Music Business Worldwide

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